Here's a gut-wrenching, soul-crushing account of thousands of young babies snatched from their unwed mothers by social workers in post-war Britain in the interests of keeping welfare costs down. They were then assigned to a Catholic agency which would eventually send them to Australia to serve as child labourers under some of the most appalling circumstances. The film picks up the story later when many of the children have become adults and had returned to Britain to look for their parents and get answers as to why they were forced to suffer such cruelty. While there are many examples in modern history where children were sent to other lands as orphans - the Bernardo children come to mind - nothing even remotely equals the disgust and criminality associated with this conspiracy to help the state get rid of 'unwanted' children while lining the pockets of the Catholic church. It took the efforts of one very courageous social worker in the nineteen eighties to blow the lid off this very deep dark scheme that destroyed the childhood of many. This film speaks eloquently to the need not to let wrongdoing go unchecked, even it means putting one's life in jeopardy. I am reminded once again of the hypocritical lengths public and religions institutions will go to cover up wrongdoing in the interests of what they believe is a higher cause. Even though the government finally got around to apologizing for the mental anguish and physical abuse caused in this illegal removal of children from their natural homes, little could be done to restore them to a loving relationship.